The writing has been on the wall since December, when the Senate put out a "hit list" of Obama administration regulations it wanted overturn, the ESSA accountability rules among them.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sat on the board of Bush's foundation, until she was tapped to helm the department.
Jason Botel gave a shout-out to part of the Every Student Succeeds Act that he thinks could be useful for districts looking to expand school choice
Although the rules gave teacher-prep programs some flexibility on how to judge student learning, they got criticism, and not just from congressional Republicans.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the Senate education committee chairman, told us recently that reauthorizing the law will be his committee's "major focus" over the next year.
The seven senators argued that hearings would given the Senate education committee a chance to gauge nominees' backgrounds in issues such as higher education policy.
Changes to the law could have implications for districts in areas such as Medicaid, high-cost health plans, and coverage for some who work less than 40 hours a week.
A left-leaning Washington think tank issued a report last Friday, "Vouchers Are Not a Viable Solution for Vast Swaths of America," that examined the impact of a nationwide voucher program.
In just over two months, Congress must decide if it basically wants to punt on creating a regular fiscal 2017 budget, a decision could have consequences for K-12 spending.
Many students at St. Andrew Catholic School near Orlando take advantage of the state's tax-credit scholarship program, a form of school choice, which President Donald Trump strongly supports.